Singer Island Beach Lifeguard Tower

Mar 5, 2010 | Landscapes & Scenery

HDR photo of a lifeguard tower was taken in Singer Island Beach, Florida. Usually I merge all my HDR photos using Photomatix but I did something different with this lifeguard tower. I blended all three exposure together in Photoshop to create one image. When blending exposures in Photoshop you will always get a more natural look compared to Photomatix. However Photomatix does a better job with creating more dynamic HDR images.

Processing Technique: 3 exposure HDR merged using [intlink id=”546″ type=”post”]Photomatix[/intlink]. Detail enhanced using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Adjust[/intlink]. Noise removed by [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz DeNoise[/intlink]. Image smoothed using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Simplify[/intlink]. Photo processed with Photoshop CS4.

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Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark1

Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

Camera Settings: ISO 200, Aperture Priority, f/2.8 @ 1/200 of a second, AEB +2/0/-2

Processing Time: 3 hours

Location: Singer Island Beach, Singer Island, Florida